How To Choose A Roof Shingle Color

May 14, 2021Blog, Roofing

Installing a new roof isn’t an easy process, but it can be exhilarating. It starts with planning and designing your roof’s shape or style to deciding which material you want on top (metal? shingle?) or what color accents are most appropriate for your home’s architecture.

There are many different factors, such as the color of your home, the color of your shutters, window frames and doors, the rules of your homeowner’s association, and much more.

Today, homeowners are spoilt for choice when deciding on a color for their roofing systems. Many shingle brands offer hundreds of different colors and hues for your asphalt shingle roofing. You’re able to make your roof as neutral or as flamboyant as you’d like.

Roofing material brands like Owens Corning have things like Roof Shingle Colors of The Year for developers and homeowners who want to embrace a trendy, in-fashion style for their homes.

The 2021 Roof Shingle Color of the year is Aged Copper. This color was described as being “Just like feeling the calm, quietness of a walk in the woods” with an environment that reminds you instantly about nature’s expansive beauty. “Earthly elements such as deep orange paired with sage green and brown granules mix together creating a warm, inviting look.”

Previous Roof Shingle Color of The Year include Black Sable, Pacific Wave, Sand Dune, etc.

Whichever color you go for, you can rest assured that at BulletROOF, we offer only the finest residential roofing services that money can buy. Our professional roofers work efficiently and are experts in their field. So completely transform your roof and improve your curb appeal with the help of BulletROOF.

 

Let’s break down the factors you need to consider when choosing a roof shingle color.

 

The Color Of Your Home

It’s important to consider the color of your home before deciding on a shingle color. You don’t want to buy your roofing shingles; install them and then realize that there’s some significant color clashing taking place. Before you purchase any shingles, take some samples home and match them with the various colors around your house to avoid making the wrong choice. Customers can use color visualizing tools like those found on the Owens Corning website to get a better picture of how their homes would look if they’re using specific colors for their new roof or siding project.

 

Climate Conditions

Depending on the climate that you live in, the color of your shingles can significantly affect the temperature of your attic. Homes in warm climates will do better with lighter colored shingles as they help to reflect the sun’s rays, keeping your attic and, ultimately, your home a lot cooler. Homes in colder climates do better with darker shades as they absorb the sun’s rays and increase the temperature in your home.

 

Architectural Style

You know your home’s architectural style is important, but you may not have realized how closely the shingle color choice ties into that. For example, some older homes or period architecture tend to be better suited with darker and more dramatic colors. At the same time, beachfront properties look great with light and more colorful hues to match their surroundings.

 

Need help with deciding which roof shingle color is best for your home? Give BulletROOF a call today for expert advice and services for all your roofing needs.

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